For Paper magazine’s last Pride series issue, the outlet chose Brazilian drag queen and pop star Pabllo Vittar to be the cover star, and paired the entertainer with hitmaker Charli XCX for an interview.
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) July 16, 2018
“We live in the hardest time ever, and to be able to represent [the Brazillian LGBTQ] community gives strength not just for my fans, but also for myself, to keep on doing the work we do, which is very important,” Vittar told Charli about being a prominent figure in the Brazillian LGBTQ community. “Doing this portrays such an important message to kids and teenagers who have been suffering and bullied like I did when I was that age.”
Vittar told Charli that although it was difficult facing homophobia and bullies growing up in Brazil, they found strength in their close relationships.
“People at school would say that I would never be anyone, and for a long time in my life, I believed that, but when you have your parents, your family, and friends supporting you, everything is easier. I feel blessed for having such good people around me.”
The 23-year-old singer also told Charli feminine gays are a source of her inspiration.
“I make music for them. They are a wonderful part of the community.”
Read the full interview here.